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Jalapeño Poppers

Jalapeño Poppers

I saw this recipe for jalapeño poppers years ago and wanted to try my hand at it. It can be as simple as using three ingredients: jalapeños, cream cheese and bacon. Or you can jazz it up a bit with other add ins to make […]

Naw Mi Fan in a Rice Cooker

Naw Mi Fan in a Rice Cooker

I have used this recipe more times than my mother’s recipe. Such a statement should never be uttered (blasphemy!) but I must. This recipe requires 8 hours of soaking the rice before simply throwing everything together and pressing a button on a rice cooker. My […]

Spam Musubi

Spam Musubi

I needed an excuse to eat spam (don’t we all?) so I decided to make spam musubi. Since we don’t live in Hawaii and can’t go to the local convenience store there to pick up a giant slab of rice with a giant slab of […]

Squash and Tomato Casserole

Squash and Tomato Casserole

I don’t know what’s up with these funky 1970s colored cookbook images. I’ve been having an off week in my food photo shoots. I blame daylight savings time, because everything that is wrong this week is because of that. I don’t know how exactly, but […]

Lion’s Head Meatballs

Lion’s Head Meatballs

Chinese dishes always have very….poetic descriptions. While westerners may take them literally (with the exception of ‘ants on a log’) Chinese people like to describe what the dish looks like with creative names. Lion’s Head meatballs, since the meatballs are so humongous, resemble a lion’s […]

Chicken with 3 Kinds of Mushroom in Oyster Sauce

Chicken with 3 Kinds of Mushroom in Oyster Sauce

The name of this dish is a mouthful, but I had something like this at a Sichuan restaurant in Marietta, GA and wanted to try making it at home. Chicken with 3 kinds of mushroom is a very specific sounding recipe, and since I like […]

Banh Mi with Lemongrass Meatballs

Banh Mi with Lemongrass Meatballs

Since I had extra ground pork from making lemongrass meatballs and lemongrass paste, I decided to whip up some banh mi after making my bun cha. I’d recommend making the pickled daikon and carrot at least one day ahead of time, though. Making the pickles […]

HK Style Macaroni Soup

HK Style Macaroni Soup

Growing up, I didn’t realize this soup was a thing. I always ate this soup when I had a cold and it was something easy and soothing, not too hard on a sore throat, just to get some fluids in when nothing sounded good to […]